My character has a Charisma score of 9, meaning he has a -1 modifier in Charisma. My character is a warlock whose patron is the Raven Queen (from Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard).
One of the 1st-level features from his patron is Sentinel Raven, which grants him a raven spirit. Among other benefits, the raven (when perched on his shoulder) grants him a bonus to his passive Wisdom (Perception) score and Wisdom (Perception) checks equal to his Charisma modifier.
Does that mean that while his raven is on his shoulder (which is when the bonus becomes active), he will suffer a -1 to his passive Wisdom (Perception) score and his Perception checks?